Culture and leisure case studies

  • The Third SpaceThe third space, Sherwood Street, London

    An innovative layout, with floors of different sizes and materials, gives the Third Space health and fitness club a distinctive feel. Designed by Goldstein Ween Architects and Colcutt & Hamp.

  • Whitby Abbey Visitor CentreWhitby Abbey Visitor Centre, Whitby

    The Whitby Abbey Visitor Centre projects a strong image of modern Whitby by incorporating high-quality contemporary design within the frame of a seventeenth century building. Designed by Stanton Williams.

  • Darlaston swimming poolDarlaston swimming pool, Darlaston, Walsall

    Darlaston swimming pool uses an open plan layout and natural light to create a calm ambience that appeals to the whole community. Designed by Hodder Associates.

  • Quay BarQuay Bar, Manchester

    The strong elevations of Manchester's Quay Bar give the building a clear presence from the canal, the street above and neighbouring tram routes. Designed by Stephenson Bell Architects.

  • Grand Stand, Lord's Cricket GroundGrand Stand, Lord's Cricket Ground, London

    The elegant Grand Stand at Lord's Cricket Ground provides uninterrupted views for spectators. Designed by Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners.

  • Duke of York SquareDuke of York Square, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

    The retail court and public space within Chelsea's Duke of York Square offers an inviting retreat from the King's Road. Designed by Paul Davis & Partners and Elizabeth Banks Associates.

  • Reebok StadiumReebok Stadium, Bolton, Lancashire

    The simple but dramatic structure of Bolton's Reebok Stadium facilitates a good standard of viewing from all seats. Designed by HOK Sport Venue & Event Architecture.

  • Phoenix InitiativePhoenix Initiative, Coventry

    Coventry's Phoenix Initiative created a series of linked public spaces, each with its own identity to represent the city's past, present and future. Designed by MacCormac Jamieson Prichard.

  • Indoor Cricket Centre, Warwickshire County Cricket ClubIndoor Cricket Centre, Warwickshire CCC, Edgbaston, Birmingham

    An open and inviting building, Warwickshire County Cricket Clu'b' Indoor Cricket Centre promotes community participation. Designed by Bryant Priest Newman Architects and David Morley Architects.

  • Somerset HouseSomerset House, London

    The redeveloped public courtyard and terrace at London's Somerset House have helped it to become a major cultural attraction. Designed by Dixon Jones.